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Holistic Elements in Plastic Surgery

The notion that we can influence health with our minds is an appealing concept. Western medicine often leaves little room for this idea — focusing mostly on drugs and sharp surgical instruments to treat illness. This is changing, however, as techniques such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and guided imagery become more closely studied and integrated into the conservative tradition. Controlled studies point to tangible benefits, including reductions in nausea, pain, and length of hospital stays. Continue reading

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Beyond Chemotherapy

When it comes to cancer an important part of the conversation centers around not just the diagnosis but the treatment of various forms of the disease. To the relief of many and the consternation of some, it appears that after years of serious resistance to the idea within the established medical community, some doctors and hospitals are beginning to inform patients that there are alternative forms of treatment beyond chemotherapy and radiation. Continue reading

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